Safest Neighborhoods in America's Top Cities 2010


WalletPop reveals the safest neighborhoods with the lowest predicted rates of property and violent crime in America's major cities.

Most Americans equate big cities with high crime -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals that even big cities with high crime rates can have very safe neighborhoods with stunningly low rates of crime. Some city neighborhoods are actually safer than most neighborhoods in America regardless of whether they are urban or rural. For this reason, we set out to discover which area of each of America's major cities is safest.

Using exclusive neighborhood crime data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller's team at, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, they crunched the numbers to reveal the safest neighborhoods in every major American city. As it turns out, some big cities contain neighborhoods that are among the safest of any place in the nation, hopefully breaking stereotypes.